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Highlights for Friday, 4 February 2011

COFI 29

The 29th Session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), took place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 31 January to 4 February 2011.

Over 640 participants attended from COFI member states, UN agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The Committee convened in plenary throughout the week to address progress in the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF), the decisions and recommendations of the 12th session of the COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade and the 5th session of the COFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture, progress made with regard to measures against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, fisheries and aquaculture in our changing climate, the improved integration of fisheries and aquaculture development and management, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, good practices in the governance of small-scale fisheries and priorities and results under the medium-term plan and programme of work and budget 2012-13.

On Friday afternoon, delegates went through the report of the meeting item-by-item. Delegates adopted the report with amendments. COFI 29 Chair Mohammed Pourkamezi, Iran, closed the meeting at 6:57 pm.

View of Rome near FAO
Members of the COFI Secretariat.
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Closing Plenary

Uwe Barg, Fisheries Department, FAO

Rafomanana Georges (Madagascar)

Chandrika Sharma, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

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Waraporn Prompoj (Thailand)

Holger Martinsen (Argentina)

Sebastian Mathew, ICSF

Elin Mortensen (Faroe Islands)
Tarun Shridhar (India)
Abdel-Nasser Zair (Algeria)
Kenji Kagawa (Japan)
IGO participants before the session began.
NGO participants during the session.
Gaelle Hermanus, FAO
Robert Sabiiti (Uganda)
Simone Serra (Italy)
Saut Hutagalung (Indonesia)
COFI 29 Chair Pourkazemi gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:57pm.
Snapshots
A view of the St. Peter's Cathedral.
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Related Links
FAO resources
*COFI 29 website
*COFI 29 documents
*COFI 29 annotated agenda
*COFI 29 provisional agenda and timetable
*FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
*COFI 28 report, 2-6 March 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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